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forgot login password on gateway

#1
My roomate forgot his password on his new gateway desktop. he never set up the password recovery disk or any of that jazz? is he screwed? or is there anything he can do? thanks for your help!
 

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Barman58

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#2
hi mrnewgui, welcome to the vista forums :party:

Offline NT Password & Registry Editor

follow the instructions carefully - and it is vista compatible although I think the site says XP as latest OS.
 

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Ollis

#4
"mrnewgui" wrote:

>
> My roomate forgot his password on his new gateway desktop. he never set
> up the password recovery disk or any of that jazz? is he screwed? or is
> there anything he can do? thanks for your help!
>
UBCD has an NTFS account psw reset.

http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/

Also he can activate the hidden built-in Admin account for back-up.

<http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/enable-the-hidden-administrator-account-on-windows-vista/>

However, he shouldn't use the built-in Admin account for everyday useage.
 

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Barman58

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#5
Hi
have you got the .ISO file on the USB or have you burned the actual files to the stick. the ISO has to be burned to create a bootable media. have not done this with USB stick myself but should work as long as USB is enabled as bootable drive in BIOS. The is a tutorial in the tutorials section here which explains Bootable USB will try to locate it but you may want to have a look yourself as I have to rush out to the day job :D
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Am enjoying the Historical aspect - will update Soon
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64x2 4800+
    Motherboard
    ALiveNF6P-VSTA
    Memory
    2Gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Onboard
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    One, 19"
    Screen Resolution
    1360x768 @60Hz
    Hard Drives
    500 Gb SATA II
    80 Gb Maxtor
    PSU
    Stock
    Case
    Old E-machines 570uk
    Cooling
    Stock
    Mouse
    MS 800 Wireless
    Keyboard
    MS 800 Wireless
    Internet Speed
    35Mb/Sec
    Other Info
    Original Vista System, Now moved on to Win8 Test System and now to recycling plant :P